Pronunciation of Precise
/pɹɪsˈa͡ɪs/, /pɹɪsˈaɪs/, /p_ɹ_ɪ_s_ˈaɪ_s/
Synonyms for precise:
letter-perfect, faithfully, reliable, rightly, minute, formal, word-perfect, neat, obvious, direct, selectivity, bluenosed, right on, smack-dab, aright, faultless, official, narrow, selectiveness, unerring, discriminative, genuine, readable, old-maidish, scientific, prissy, errorless.
level, analytical, strictly, precision, orderly, solid, nicely, victorian, estimate, exactly, unambiguous, conventional, decided, squarely, tasteful, veridical, discriminatory, truly, precisely, plumb.
exact, accurate (adjective)
individual, express, particular, clear-cut, explicit, proper, nice, on the nose, correct, narrow, stringent, literal, unequivocal, on the button, definite, specific, categorical, rigorous, very, strict, rigid, actual, right.
conscientious, severe, prudish, correct, rigorous, mincing, hypercritical, finicky, careful, picky, prim, delicate, discerning, flawless, punctilious, choosy, priggish, perspicacious, squeamish, fussy, methodical, persnickety, proper, discriminating, critical, meticulous, epicurean, particular, literal, demanding, exacting, fastidious, accurate, scrupulous, dainty, diligent, Qualmish.
meticulous, fastidious (adjective)
on time (adjective)
puritanical, stern, bleak, austere, severe, tart, fundamental, crisp, curt, rigorous, strait-laced, piquant, obdurate, acrimonious, lean, short, authoritarian, icy, correct, grim, acerbic, dry, hidebound, dour, raw, rigid, abrupt, intense, blunt, harsh, uncompromising, obstinate, stiff-necked, acute, demanding, frosty, cool, brisk, chilly, inflexible, astringent, intolerant, oppressive, disciplined, brusque, spare, draconian, unbending, stringent, spartan, strict, relentless, gruff, censorious, ascetic, stark, caustic, basic, imperial, sharp, keen, exacting, prudish, cutting, meticulous, critical.
provident, sharp-eyed, fussy, strict, thorough, vigilant, finical, alert, exacting, prudent, watchful, ready, mindful, particular, conscientious, scrupulous, regardful, prepared, observant, thoughtful, heedful, attentive, careful, guarded, diligent, meticulous, responsible, fastidious, cautious.
Sense 1 (noun)
perfect, unerring, reliable.
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
Sense 6 (noun)
Usage examples for precise:
- We shall arrive gradually at the precise figures, and endeavor to get the accommodation wanted by some of our readers. - "Woodward's Country Homes", George E. Woodward F. W. Woodward.
- The facts are so numerous that even when we have ascertained the precise significance of some one fact, we cannot be sure that it is not contradicted by other facts. - "The Truth About Woman", C. Gasquoine Hartley.